First Year Seminar List

A complete list of First Year Seminars are shown below. Please follow these four tips when selecting seminars of interest:
  1. The title doesn’t tell the whole story. Click on the seminar title for a full seminar description.
  2. Keep an open mind. None of these seminars require prior knowledge of the subject, and they are not gateway courses to particular majors or minors. This is a great opportunity to try something new!
  3. Pay close attention to unique course requirements, such as unusual meeting times and special requirements.
  4. Choose 10 seminars. Please note that we are not asking you to rank your choices; simply choose the ten seminars that intrigue you the most. When you are ready to make your selections, go here.

Johnston Center First Year Seminar

If you have been accepted into the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies, please indicate this designated Johnston seminar as your only choice.

  • Meeting Time:
  • Tues/Thurs 10:50am - 12:05pm
  • Fee:
  • n/a
  • Special Required Features:
  • N/A
  • Instructors:
  • Dr. Julie Townsend

Section Seminar Title Meeting Time Fee
FS02 JOHNSTON First-Year Seminar Tues/Thurs 10:50am - 12:05pm n/a

Music Majors & Minors First Year Seminar

If you have been accepted into the School of Music, please indicate this designated Music seminar as your only choice.

The Music First Year Seminar is required for students who plan to major in music. Music minors are welcome to take the Music First Year Seminar but are not required to do so.

  • Meeting Time:
  • Tues/Thurs 8:00am - 9:15 am
  • Fee:
  • n/a
  • Special Required Features:
  • n/a
  • Instructors:
  • Dr. Anthony Suter & Dr. Andre Myers

Section Seminar Title Meeting Time Fee
FS01 MUSIC MAJORS First-Year Seminar Tues/Thurs 8:00am - 9:15 am n/a

Fall 2022 First Year Seminars

The following seminars are open to all incoming students in the College of Arts & Sciences.

  • Meeting Time:
  • Tues/Thurs 10:50am - 12:05pm
  • Fee:
  • n/a
  • Special Required Features:
  • Access to personal computer with administrative access to install software.
  • Instructors:
  • Dr. James Bentley

  • Meeting Time:
  • Mon/Wed. 10:50am - 12:05pm
  • Fee:
  • n/a
  • Special Required Features:
  • n/a
  • Instructors:
  • Prof. Bill Southworth

  • Meeting Time:
  • Tues/Thurs 10:50am - 12:05pm
  • Fee:
  • n/a
  • Special Required Features:
  • Required Participation in one weekend field trip to Catalina Island. There may be other optional field trips.
  • Instructors:
  • Dr. Shellie Zias-Roe

  • Meeting Time:
  • Tues/Thurs 10:50am - 12:05pm
  • Fee:
  • n/a
  • Special Required Features:
  • Possible moderate physical activity and off-campus field trip.
  • Instructors:
  • Professor Tom Whittemore

  • Meeting Time:
  • Tues/Thurs 1:15 p.m-2:30 p.m.
  • Fee:
  • NA
  • Special Required Features:
  • NA
  • Instructors:
  • Dr. James Spee

  • Meeting Time:
  • Mon/Wed. 10:50 am - 12:05 pm
  • Fee:
  • N/A
  • Special Required Features:
  • You will need a laptop.
  • Instructors:
  • Prof. Trish Cornez

  • Meeting Time:
  • Tues/Thurs 10:50am - 12:05pm
  • Fee:
  • n/a
  • Special Required Features:
  • n/a
  • Instructors:
  • Dr. Jessie Hewitt

  • Meeting Time:
  • Tues/Thurs 2:40pm - 3:55pm
  • Fee:
  • n/a
  • Special Required Features:
  • n/a
  • Instructors:
  • Dr. Kimberly Welch

  • Meeting Time:
  • Tues/Thurs 10:50am - 12:05pm
  • Fee:
  • n/a
  • Special Required Features:
  • n/a
  • Instructors:
  • Dr. Janet Beery

  • Meeting Time:
  • Tues/Thurs 10:50am - 12:05pm
  • Fee:
  • n/a
  • Special Required Features:
  • n/a
  • Instructors:
  • Dr. Alisa Slaughter

Section Seminar Title Meeting Time Fee
FS04 Picking Winners Tues/Thurs 10:50am - 12:05pm n/a
FS29 Business Communication Mon/Wed. 10:50am - 12:05pm n/a
FS28 Community Resilience: Engaging in Civic Ecological Pratices Tues/Thurs 10:50am - 12:05pm n/a
FS14 Exploring Life Journeys Tues/Thurs 10:50am - 12:05pm n/a
FS31 Sustainable Business Tues/Thurs 1:15 p.m-2:30 p.m. NA
FS30 Animation with Interactive Graphic Storytelling Mon/Wed. 10:50 am - 12:05 pm N/A
FS17 Everyday Life in Nazi Germany Tues/Thurs 10:50am - 12:05pm n/a
FS11 Black Diaspora in Latin America Tues/Thurs 2:40pm - 3:55pm n/a
FS03 Math Around the World Tues/Thurs 10:50am - 12:05pm n/a
FS09 The Writer as Witness Tues/Thurs 10:50am - 12:05pm n/a